A disorder of the sensory system

 

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 of your course text.

Select a disorder of the sensory system from the list below to discuss in your initial post. Before your initial post, review your peers’ chosen disorders to make sure you choose a different disorder to discuss. If you would like to focus on a disorder that is not on the list, please get prior approval from your instructor.

Select a disorder of the sensory system from this list:

Acalculia/Dyscalculia
Brown-Sequard Syndrome
Akinetopsia
Capgras Syndrome
Alexia Without Agraphia
Central Achromatopsia
Anton’s Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Apperceptive Agnosia
Childhood Dyslexia
Apraxia
Conductive Aphasia
Arnold-Chiari Malformation
Cortical Deafness
Associative Agnosia
Frontal Lobe Syndrome
Athetosis
Gerstmann’s Syndrome
Balint’s Syndrome
Hemiballism
Blindsight
Hemispatial Neglect
Huntington’s Chorea
Receptive Amusia
Hydrocephalus
Simultanagnosia
Kluver-Bucy Syndrome
Spina Bifida
Object Anomia
Tactile Agnosia
Phantom Limb Pain
Temporal Lobe Personality
Prosopagnosia
Thalamic Pain Syndrome
Pure Word Deafness
Tourette’s Syndrome
Conduct research and locate two peer-reviewed articles in addition to the course text to support your statements.

The 5359309-7d3c-4a21-a410-44d59303ccef/1/Scholarly%20Peer-Reviewed%20and%20Other%20Credible%20Sources.pdf” class=”external” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
In your post,

Explain the symptoms of the disorder.
Describe how the diagnosis is made (e.g., findings on brain imaging, laboratory testing, etc.).
Discuss the neurobiological basis for the disorder (e.g., CNS structures involved and neurotransmitters).
Describe the functional deficits associated with the disorder including how these may impact the patient’s ability to carry out activities of daily living (e.g., occupational, social, recreational).

 

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